New drug approvals are on the way up, as the FDA approved 11 percent more innovator therapies in 2018 compared to the previous year, spelling good news for both marketing authorization holders (MAHs) and CMOs. Data also shows that small- and mid-cap pharma companies are increasingly turning to outsourcers to manufacture newly approved drugs.
This article answers the question, “how can lean thinking be applied to areas like QARs, QC tests, and document control procedures to remove waste while still adhering to regulations?”
This is the first of a two-part article exploring the factors creating a demand from innovator biopharmaceutical companies for continuous manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and EU. It also covers the economic and technical challenges facing CDMOs considering building API CM facilities.
At present, automatic substitution of biosimilars at a pharmacy level is not practiced in the EU5. Recent and future changes in the EU5 market access environment and regulatory landscape may favor automatic substitution, but whether it is implemented and becomes an effective measure to sustain the biosimilar market is yet to be determined.
It’s an exciting time for TAVR, as the market has experienced exponential growth due to expanding indications of TAVR devices in recent years. So, what are this market’s long- and short-term projections, and what barriers exist to more widespread use?
The FDA recently published GMP drug inspection data from CDER that addresses drug inspections conducted during the agency's 2018 fiscal year. This article examines the FY2018 data and evaluate six years’ worth of trends in FDA GMP inspection enforcement.
The decades-long focus on more “personalized” medicines has paved the way for the recent and anticipated advances in gene and cell therapies and progress in many other areas. The first generation of gene and cell therapies has the potential to transform the way we treat some diseases and can bring new hope to patients with many rare and serious conditions.
The new EU draft guidance, Guideline on the quality requirements for drug-device combinations, and U.S. draft guidance, Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products, are the latest attempts by each regulatory body to adequately regulate combination products. In Part 2 of this two-part series, we cover the European Union guidelines for combination products and show how the U.S. and the EU diverge.
Clinical research has benefited from several advancements in recent decades. Expanding access to information has empowered patients to have greater autonomy in their care and a voice during the development process. Personalized medicine has given rise to promising new therapies treating smaller, more targeted populations. And the number of clinical trials leveraging virtual health tools and mobile technology is increasing. But seismic challenges still remain.
The advantages of contract manufacturing come with certain practical risks. Many of those risks are associated with inadequate communication and knowledge transfer between the drug’s originator and the CMO. Throughout this paper on CMO risk mitigation, we will approach the subject from the perspective of a sterile drug product CMO and establish methods to reduce project risks when moving from the laboratory to a GMP manufacturing setting.
How outsourcing and technologies such as in-line conditioning (IC) and in-line dilution (ILD) can help prevent resource constraints, save time, and reduce manufacturing footprint and overall cost in buffer preparation.
This article outlines six recent regulatory changes in China intended to protect patient safety as well as reduce regulatory burdens and minimize delays.
When it comes to clinical supplies, the journey is every bit as important as the destination and the price of failure is high. This paper discusses how supply logistics are changing and contains examples of how Fisher Clinical Services is deploying flexible solutions to ensure secure, efficient and cost-effective passage of clinical supplies.
Most early-stage companies are not equipped with the means necessary for successful scale-up and commercialization, so it is critical you find a partner that can help you overcome the inevitable challenges of drug development.
Are you up to the task of bringing a biologic drug to market? Do you have a strategy and plan for moving forward? Here we explore, from a biopharma process development and manufacturing perspective.
Are we dangerously reliant on outsourcing to China, and is this outsourcing without the good of U.S. patients in mind? Our drug development and manufacturing outsourcing industry can’t escape the ins-and-outs of geopolitical and global affairs. Learn more in this free collection of articlesMore Content Collections